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carbrochuretom
05-06-2006, 01:33 PM
Hey peeps!

I have heard that there are going to be 6 global premieres at this years British (London) Motor Show at excel. One of which is the New Vauxhall Corsa.

I have heard a few rumours that the new BMW M3 3/5 door is also going to be launched aswell as the Range Rover Stormer.

Just wondered if any of you know of anything different or know exactly what the other 5 are that are being launched.

Adios

coolieman1220
05-06-2006, 01:46 PM
when is it?

Guest
05-06-2006, 02:23 PM
i believe it is in late july, i was going to go, but it may be in my work experience week (which im hoping to get a Job out of), but if i can go, i will!

johnnyperl
05-06-2006, 02:58 PM
...aswell as the Range Rover Stormer.
Isn't that the Sport?
I know the concept was a coupe though, are they still making a coupe? There is nothing more stupid than a 2-door SUV.

Street_Dreamer
05-06-2006, 03:08 PM
i believe it is in late july, i was going to go, but it may be in my work experience week (which im hoping to get a Job out of), but if i can go, i will!
i won't be able to go as i'll be playing cricket in barbados with school team :( but i cant remember exact dates. mid july i thought

KonaGreen
05-06-2006, 06:24 PM
i won't be able to go as i'll be playing cricket in barbados with school team :( but i cant remember exact dates. mid july i thought

Watch out for the T&T Cricket team!!!

Timothy (in VA)
05-06-2006, 08:44 PM
There is nothing more stupid than a 2-door SUV.

I wouldn't say that. The original Chevrolet Blazer, the Ford Bronco, the Dodge Ramcharger (and its little known twin, the Plymouth Trail Duster), and several others were all 2-doors, and they did pretty well. Although, on the other hand, none of them are still around, so maybe you have a point :rolleyes:.

Spastik_Roach
05-06-2006, 09:39 PM
Ramcharger...lmao

I don't see the badness in a 2 door SUV. Shorter Wheel Base = Better off-roading capabilities.

carbrochuretom
05-08-2006, 10:58 AM
when is it?

Its from 20th - 30th July

oh yeh also heard that the new Mini is being launched aswell

matek
05-08-2006, 12:47 PM
Its going to be in excel and im sorry to say but i fear it wont be what its being hyped up to be, duno last time they hyped every thing up and it didnt live up to expectations.

Hmmmm well if there are some more cool concepts might make it better than the last few years.

Vaigra
05-08-2006, 01:19 PM
I would be there if I was in the country, somebody had better get me loadsa good shots (100 or so of the RS4 alone would be much appreciated;).

matek
05-08-2006, 02:08 PM
Haha will try :p

carbrochuretom
05-08-2006, 02:37 PM
Its going to be in excel and im sorry to say but i fear it wont be what its being hyped up to be, duno last time they hyped every thing up and it didnt live up to expectations.

Hmmmm well if there are some more cool concepts might make it better than the last few years.

I disagree...I think this years ones gonna be awesome, but thats just my opinion:D

For any1 whose interested or cant make it...check out www.britishmotorshow.co.uk

carbrochuretom
05-22-2006, 06:37 AM
UPDATE:

2 other launches for the motor show

1) Land Rover Freelander
2) Rolls Royce 101EX

and apparently BMW are going to have a 1.5 million display of cars at the entrance to the show.

Clivey
06-08-2006, 04:09 AM
So who's going? I'm gonna be there on Monday 24th July with my dad and best mate. Is the new Mini really being debuted there? Looking forward to seeing that and the new Corsa. As well as my favourites, the TVRs.:cool:

matek
06-08-2006, 06:11 AM
BMW are going to build a floating palace type thing with all there cars and a few suprises should be interesting :p

Clivey
06-08-2006, 06:54 AM
BMW are going to build a floating palace type thing with all there cars and a few suprises should be interesting :p

Nice, are you paying it a visit?

matek
06-08-2006, 06:58 AM
Definatly hoping that my uncle can score me some special tickets from mercedes :p

Either way im still going but a mercedes pass would be prefered to just a normal ticket :)

carbrochuretom
06-09-2006, 02:34 AM
So who's going? I'm gonna be there on Monday 24th July with my dad and best mate. Is the new Mini really being debuted there? Looking forward to seeing that and the new Corsa. As well as my favourites, the TVRs.:cool:

Im there 28th July! Got tickets just yesterday. The motoring theatre 'show' should be good. The remake of Romeo and Juliet but with cars lol:D

Well the new Mini launch is some inside info I got from the Mini Factory in Oxford, when I went with a small group from my school. Me and my friend saw the shape of a Mini under a cover, and asked one of the factory workers if it was the new Mini, he wouldnt say anything, he just smerked and smiled, and did a quick nod. He whispered that we'd see it in late july lol

Guest
07-22-2006, 02:34 PM
BMW are going to build a floating palace type thing with all there cars and a few suprises should be interesting :pyeap, the bmw place floated because it leaked so damn much! damp was all over the ceiling making the open top m6 all wet!

Pinin
07-25-2006, 03:01 AM
Here's my shots from Tuesday. I'm not particularly happy with the photos but the cars that were there were amazing.

Here's a link to all the photos we took that day: http://www.supercars.net/gallery/119513/871/1.html
and a link to my gallery here, while it's up: http://www.exoticcarsite.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=19615

Pinin
07-25-2006, 03:09 AM
Some more..

Merrill
07-25-2006, 03:39 AM
Brilliant photos…what camera are you using?

Cotterik
07-25-2006, 03:54 AM
It doesnt look half as good as the NEC motorshow. I'll never understand why they moved it to london. the stands look bland and boring. The NEC was about design and impression it was a realy interesting place to be. But that looks like the inside of a showroom.

Pinin
07-25-2006, 04:28 AM
Yep, exactly what you said. For a big International Motorshow it was pretty disappointing, and the stands were nothing special either. But there were still some very nice cars around that you could sit in, etc. Btw have you get a new camera yet?

Merrill, I was using a 20D with 18-55.

Cotterik
07-25-2006, 04:36 AM
I'm waiting for the pentax K100D to be released. Supposedly its today but the shops still say pre-order. Ive decided to upgrade my pc system first. Then snap one up. Theyll be cheaper by then too.

:Exige:
07-25-2006, 07:55 AM
It doesnt look half as good as the NEC motorshow. I'll never understand why they moved it to london. the stands look bland and boring. The NEC was about design and impression it was a realy interesting place to be. But that looks like the inside of a showroom.
The NEC had that incredible 50s diner too. Finding accomodation in London is horrible too .. it's either expensive or smells of urine. Birmingham is no paradise but atleast they have a half-decent travel lodge. Bring back the NEC :(

Shame you didn't get any interior pics for the Sagaris. The one at the motorshow is the updated version with non-side exit exausts and a modified interior which is now going to be sold in America.

The_Canuck
07-25-2006, 08:12 AM
Was those taken during a press day? looks so empty...

KonaGreen
07-25-2006, 03:35 PM
The Mac, Saab, T1, and the TVR are frackin amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

IWantAnAudiRS6
07-25-2006, 04:01 PM
That BMW M6 could pass as a press photo.

You've got skills.

Love the Trev, what is it?

250 GTO
07-25-2006, 07:41 PM
Amazing pics Pinin!

Cotterik
07-26-2006, 01:04 PM
one huge thing missing from this show that was so important at the NEC
...

...

WOMEN!

Gtek-i
07-27-2006, 02:11 AM
amazing pics!

Zondaboy1
07-27-2006, 03:25 PM
decent pictures considering the lighting conditions

aNOBLEman
07-27-2006, 06:39 PM
That BMW M6 could pass as a press photo.

You've got skills.

Love the Trev, what is it?

I seriously thought that was a press picture! :eek: Awesome!

Equinox
07-27-2006, 07:16 PM
yeah those are great pics... nice job

carbrochuretom
07-28-2006, 03:38 PM
I just came back from the show, unless I was blind I could not see the 101EX anywhere!! I have over 300 photos, they arent best quality but I will post them at some point (well some of them)

6'bore
07-29-2006, 08:05 AM
Great pictures man.

I want the motorshow back at the NEC aswell, easier to travel to, not only for me, but for most other people because of its central position in the country. London is just too far for me to travel at 15.

carbrochuretom
07-29-2006, 02:58 PM
Great pictures man.

I want the motorshow back at the NEC aswell, easier to travel to, not only for me, but for most other people because of its central position in the country. London is just too far for me to travel at 15.

www.megabus.com (http://www.megabus.com) prices started from 1:D :D

Oh and I just checked, from Birmingham to London with Megabus, its 10. Im sure a 15 year old can stretch to see some of the cars that are at the motorshow!

carbrochuretom
07-30-2006, 04:34 AM
A few pics from Friday:D

carbrochuretom
07-30-2006, 04:37 AM
More astons

carbrochuretom
07-30-2006, 04:41 AM
The lighting in the Supercar paddock was terrible so unless you had a super-dooper camera, most of the photos came out too dark

carbrochuretom
07-30-2006, 04:43 AM
Morre

carbrochuretom
07-30-2006, 04:45 AM
McLaren F1 LM:eek:

2ndclasscitizen
07-30-2006, 04:45 AM
Is that an updated Sagaris?

carbrochuretom
07-30-2006, 04:47 AM
Lamborghini mmm

carbrochuretom
07-30-2006, 04:49 AM
More Gallardo:D I will upload more pics later

carbrochuretom
07-30-2006, 04:50 AM
Is that an updated Sagaris?

Indeedy

2ndclasscitizen
07-30-2006, 04:52 AM
Nice, got any info, there's nothing on their site about it.

immoral giant
07-31-2006, 04:06 PM
The lighting in the Supercar paddock was terrible so unless you had a super-dooper camera, most of the photos came out too darkI had the same problem, and there were a lot more people there on the saturday, hard enough to see the astons, completely packed, same with the rollers.

LARK 60
07-31-2006, 04:21 PM
Great photo of my idol the F1 LM, PININ. Hope mine come out something like yours.Used a new camera,so lets see.!

immoral giant
07-31-2006, 04:32 PM
saturday at british motor show

immoral giant
07-31-2006, 04:33 PM
some more pics

immoral giant
07-31-2006, 04:34 PM
and some more

carbrochuretom
08-01-2006, 03:12 PM
Yeh your shots are better than mine...i couldnt seem to get the right positions to avoid people getting in the pictures...was the M15 there on Saturday? I like your rapide pics:D

immoral giant
08-01-2006, 03:25 PM
no the noble wasnt there on the saturday.

there was a sign on the floor that said "Sorry had to take the Noble out for the day, The Stig"

Had to fight my way through people to get those pics of the rapide.

I wasnt going to wait in line just so i could walk on stage and look at them. I got to sit in the new V8 vantage at motorexpo so i'm happy with that.

2ndclasscitizen
08-01-2006, 06:06 PM
Post #33, Pic 2, is that an AMV8 with a body kit? That's blasphemy.

Timothy (in VA)
08-01-2006, 06:24 PM
Post #33, Pic 2, is that an AMV8 with a body kit? That's blasphemy.

No, it's the Invicta S1-600 according to the placard. V8 engine, 0-60 MPH in 3.8 seconds, 200+ MPH top speed, cost: 127,660 Euros.

Great pics all around, looks like it was an awesome show.

Pinin
08-02-2006, 09:51 AM
Thanks, everyone. Yeah they were taken on the the press day, Canuck. I probably wouldn't have even bothered going if I had to go on a public day. The supercar paddock lighting was one of the worst I have ever seen for a car show. You guys have some nice shots.. if you have more Azure pics please post them too :) I didn't get any, and after seeing it there I really like it.

carbrochuretom
08-02-2006, 02:16 PM
I just realised I never got any Azure shots:eek: I will try and get the rest of my pics up tomoz, when I have more time...I managed to sit in the TVR Tuscan, the blue one that was at the back on the TVR stand. rather nice! but one hell of a bugger to get in and out of when you are 6ft 4 and are meatier than Clarkson. I also sat in the new Corsa, it felt quite comfortable...too bad I got the Swift...mwahahaha...BRERA just felt like a lil monster eager to hit the road, despite it not moving or having the engine running...I just got the feeling when I got in, the tightness gave the impression of a rocket...I LIKE IT.:D

carbrochuretom
08-02-2006, 02:18 PM
no the noble wasnt there on the saturday.

there was a sign on the floor that said "Sorry had to take the Noble out for the day, The Stig"

Had to fight my way through people to get those pics of the rapide.



Yeh that same sign was there when I went...but it was genuinely taken by Top Gear, not just there for the sake of it. I saw other pics of the M15 being there at the beginning of the week, and if you look carefully, the registration matches up to the one that went round the Top Gear track.

Pinin
08-02-2006, 02:23 PM
I just realised I never got any Azure shots:eek: I will try and get the rest of my pics up tomoz, when I have more time...I managed to sit in the TVR Tuscan, the blue one that was at the back on the TVR stand. rather nice! but one hell of a bugger to get in and out of when you are 6ft 4 and are meatier than Clarkson. I also sat in the new Corsa, it felt quite comfortable...too bad I got the Swift...mwahahaha...BRERA just felt like a lil monster eager to hit the road, despite it not moving or having the engine running...I just got the feeling when I got in, the tightness gave the impression of a rocket...I LIKE IT.:D
Me too, I love the way you open the Tuscan's door from the inside!

I sat in the Azure too. And I got locked in the boot :D

Jack_Bauer
08-02-2006, 02:35 PM
Yeh that same sign was there when I went...but it was genuinely taken by Top Gear, not just there for the sake of it. I saw other pics of the M15 being there at the beginning of the week, and if you look carefully, the registration matches up to the one that went round the Top Gear track.
That's because it's the only M15 in existence. ;)

I was a tad suprised that they let Top Gear loose on the car because a) obviously if they stack it it's the one and only car in existence and is used as a development and testing car. They's be screwed without it, and b) it's by no means the finished article by all accounts. Apparently it still doesn't have the ABS, traction and stability controls that Noble is developing for the car.

Still, it got rave reviews by TG so I guess it's done its job of helping to fill the order book for the next year or two.

Clivey
09-02-2006, 04:11 PM
Well, here come my 553 Photos from Monday 24th July!

Sorry but I only have a 2 megapixel phone...

The New Ford S-Max. Why Ford would want a people carrier (likely to be carrying kids) to sound like a piece of bondage gear, I do not know...

Clivey
09-02-2006, 04:16 PM
1&2: Ford S-Max interior and glass roof
3: New Ford Galaxy
4&5: Ford Focus CC
5: Ford Focus WRC

Clivey
09-02-2006, 04:21 PM
Ford Focus WRC

Clivey
09-02-2006, 04:25 PM
1,2&3: Ford Focus WRC
4: Aston-Martin Merchandise
5&6: Aston-Martin Rapide

Clivey
09-02-2006, 04:31 PM
Aston-Martin Rapide, With the rest of the range in the background

Clivey
09-02-2006, 04:36 PM
More Rapide and Aston stand

Clivey
09-02-2006, 04:40 PM
Aston-Martin Vanquish S

Including the offending article. It's a shame, such a beautiful car from the outside...:(

Clivey
09-02-2006, 04:44 PM
1&2: Vanquish from the rear;

The front of the Vanquish S is the nicest of the current range IMO, but I like the rear of the DB-9

4-6: New Land Rover Freelander

Clivey
09-02-2006, 04:49 PM
1-5: New Freelander on turntable
6: Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged:cool:

Clivey
09-02-2006, 04:53 PM
Some stories to tell about the pics in this post, I'll get the rest of the pics sorted first...

Clivey
09-02-2006, 04:56 PM
1: Rangie V8 Supercharged Engine. Cost cutting's gone mad as you can see.:D
2&3: Jaguar XJR Portfolio
4-6: Jaguar XKR Coupe

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:02 PM
Jaguar XKR Coupe (in front of the screen) and Convertible (which I sat in)

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:05 PM
1&2: Jag XKR -It's best angles
3&4: Volvo V8 and 3.2 engines on display
5&6: New Volvo S80; Much, much better looking than it's predecessor

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:12 PM
1&2: New Volvo C70 boot - before and after the roof is stowed.
3-6: Amid financial crisis at Ford, cost cutting gets ridiculous.

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:16 PM
Good to know there is an airbag in there though

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:19 PM
1: Volvo C30 Concept
2-5:Mazda Sassou Concept
6: Mazda RX-8 PZ

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:24 PM
1: Mazda RX-8 PZ
2-6: New Mazda MX-5 CC

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:27 PM
More MX-5

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:30 PM
1-5: Madza Kubica Concept
6: Nissan Murano GT-C

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:34 PM
Nissan Urge Concept

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:37 PM
Nissan 350Z

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:41 PM
Aston-Martin V8 Vantage Nurburgring

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:44 PM
More AMV8

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:52 PM
And More AMV8

Clivey
09-02-2006, 05:55 PM
Renault Egeus Concept

More pics soon people, I need some sleep :)

john14
09-04-2006, 04:36 AM
Originally Posted by Cotterik
It doesnt look half as good as the NEC motorshow. I'll never understand why they moved it to london. the stands look bland and boring. The NEC was about design and impression it was a realy interesting place to be. But that looks like the inside of a showroom.

Is that NEC- Japan Electrical Company/Nippon Electric company or another NEC? I am assuming NEC was the sponsor of the motorshow.

Guest
09-04-2006, 04:53 AM
NEC - It was where the old show was held - its a big convention centre up in Birmingham

Coventrysucks
09-04-2006, 06:15 AM
National Exhibition Centre

I reckon Excel was better 'cause nobody actually went, so you could actually see things and get in the cars without fighting through gormless groups of numpties.

Clivey
09-30-2006, 04:42 PM
Renault Cost Cutting also gets ridiculous...

Clivey
09-30-2006, 04:44 PM
Renault Altica Concept

Clivey
09-30-2006, 04:47 PM
The next Renaultsport Clio, in showrooms near y...wait a minute...

Clivey
09-30-2006, 04:50 PM
...Oops, sorry. THIS is the RenaultSport Clio 192. Saw my first one on the road today. They look great!:)

Clivey
09-30-2006, 04:54 PM
The competition just wasn't fair.

Clivey
09-30-2006, 05:02 PM
The chavs will be confused by the absence of a 5-inch diameter fart can.

Clivey
09-30-2006, 05:11 PM
The only decent looking Hyundai at the show was the one you couldn't buy...

Clivey
09-30-2006, 05:22 PM
I still don't get the obsession with crossovers though...

Clivey
10-01-2006, 03:02 AM
Seat are trying desperately to make the "upright" hatch look cool...Discuss.

Clivey
10-01-2006, 03:08 AM
Interesting...

Clivey
10-01-2006, 03:11 AM
You can't accuse Citroen of having no imagination.

Clivey
10-01-2006, 03:14 AM
As I said...Imagination. C6 is so luxurious, even the engine has it's own TV.